Originally Posted by Wolfetrap
Whatever one you choose make sure it's not a "fad" diet. And think more "life style change" NOT "diet"! Look for one that has healthy balanced eating/drinking and exercise plans! Go to your local book store (or online store..amazon) and start reading the different books and different reviews. Atkins didn't work for me. I tried it on and off for a year, yes I lost weight but I then over ate carbs...can you say 6 cupcakes!!! For me exercise and being aware of what I'm eating has worked the best and has kept my weight maintained through the years. Losing weight isn't always easy, especially in the beginning when you're making all those life style changes! Good luck
You can try all of the expensive, 'fancy' so called diets that you like, but honestly, a very low percentage of people actually lose the weight then keep it off for more than 12 months if going by those diets.
The ones that try to fool you into thinking you can lose weight while sitting on the couch is a crock of rubbish.
The BEST way to lose weight and keep it off, is to exercise more than what you eat. Simple as that.
I thought that I was fairly fit and active, and ate really quite well but wasn't losing much at all.
Joined the gym, within 2 weeks I had toned right up and felt great. LOTS of hard work, feeling like you're going to vomit, is required, but hell is it satisfying when you see the weight melt off.